Loris Karius has only conceded two goals in the four games he’s played for Liverpool so far, but it’d be fair to say he hasn’t exactly filled his defence or the fans with confidence.
He helped register Liverpool’s first clean-sheet of the campaign last night during our 0-0 draw with Manchester United, but it was the man in the goal opposite who rightly got the plaudits.
In the second-half, United’s Spaniard, arguably the greatest keeper in the world, pulled off mesmerising stops from first Emre Can and then Coutinho – rescuing his side a point almost singlehandedly.
Karius told Goal: “It was a really good, strong stop which was unfortunate because he was the opponent and I would’ve much rather seen it go in.
“But credit to him because it was impressive.
“He’s enjoyed great development over the last few years and you can just see he gets better and better.
“He’s right up there among the very best in the world, playing at a consistently high level and is a top goalkeeper.”
When De Gea first moved to England, he struggled and was criticised during his first season especially. However, he bulked up, gained confidence and has proven himself a truly elite stopper.
Karius arrived from Germany having been voted the second best in the Bundesliga behind Manuel Neuer, so it’s clear the talent’s there.
It’s now up to the fans to get behind him, as once his confidence increases, he has all the natural tools to succeed. Sadly, time is not something afforded to many new signings – but we really should be more patient. Remember, Roberto Firmino was considered a flop until Christmas last term.